Spring is just around the corner. The children are more than ready for a change of season!!
This last month, we witnessed the results of all the hard work that the children have done since the beginning of the school year. We have experienced great moments of normalization in the classroom where all the children are working and engaging in productive and longer work cycles. The language work in the classroom is at its peak right now. The children are really interested in reading and are really enjoying our Reading Parent Helper on Tuesdays. We are very thankful to all the parents who have supported the children in the various volunteer roles we have had. For those children that are taking reading folders home every Thursday, we appreciate your support at home, as well as returning books in a timely manner.
Through art projects, hands-on lessons, and science experiments, children have been learning lots of great things. The children have been learning about static electricity, February artist Claude Monet, Chinese animals, and the Chinese New Year. We have shared lots of kindness conversations in our circle and throughout the day that include using our words with love; caring for one another; and learning how to take turns when speaking, listening and sharing patiently. We also learned that if something kind will not come out of your mouth; it is better not to say anything.
For the month of March, we will study the continent of Australia. The artist of the month will be Mary Cassatt. The author is Dr. Seuss. We will cover other topics such as Dental Hygiene month, telling time, Daylight Savings Time, St. Patrick's Day, and other Spring themes.
Ice skating has been a lot of fun for the children these past weeks. The ice skating rink is closed for the season.
We continue to increase the use of Spanish in our classroom through songs, games, and activities that are fun and create a positive experience for the children. Some of the songs we sing are: “Sube, Sube la Espumita”, “La Lechuza”, “Ponte los Zapatos”, “Los Colores”, “Yo Soy Poder”, and “Cuál es la Temperatura Afuera Hoy”. Also, we have introduced children to the concept of like and dislike as “Me gusta” and “No me gusta”. We encourage you to ask your children about these songs and phrases.
We had a great turnout on Dad's night. Your children were very excited to show you where they spend most of the day and the lessons they enjoy working on.
Thank you so much for being part of our community at Middle Creek Montessori.
March 16th to 2th: Spring Break Week, No School
April 9th and 10th: Parent Teacher Conferences